Our Position Statement:

At Georgeham Primary School, we are committed to supporting the emotional health and well-being of our pupils and staff.  We know that everyone experiences life challenges that can make us vulnerable and, at times, anyone may need additional emotional support, regardless of their age, race or gender.  We take the view that positive mental health is everybody’s business and that we all have a role to play.


At our school we:

  • help children to understand their emotions and feelings better
  • help children feel comfortable sharing any concerns or worries
  • help children socially to form and maintain relationships
  • promote self-esteem and ensure children know that they count
  • encourage children to be confident and ‘dare to be different’
  • help children to develop emotional resilience and to manage setbacks.


We offer different levels of support:

Universal Support– To meet the needs of all our pupils through our overall ethos and our wider curriculum.

Additional support– For those who may have short-term needs and those who may have been made vulnerable by life experiences such as bereavement.

Targeted support–  For pupils who need more differentiated support and resources or specific targeted interventions such as well-being groups or personal mentors.


Lead staff members:

Julian Thomas: Senior Mental Health Lead

Lucy Rinvolucri: Mental Health and Emotional Well-being Champion

Elaine Trute: Thrive trained Deputy Champion


Useful links

Public Health (link)

A Public Health England and NHS site to help people take simple steps to look after their mental health, improve their mental wellbeing and support others.

Mentally Healthy Schools (link)

Quality-assured information, advice and resources to help primary schools understand and promote children’s mental health and wellbeing.


Click here for our Mental Health Policy and Strategy


Click here for our Anxiety Guide for Parents


Click here for our Wellbeing Action Plan